5 Painful But Important Things to Do When You Lose Your Job

Losing your job can be painful. But you can also leverage this as a time to set yourself up for a new, even better position. Here are five difficult—but productive—ways to get a new job that you like.

The Surprising Lesson I Learned By Cutting Coffee for 2 Weeks

Getting through the day without a boost of caffeine can be challenging, but the reality is I didn’t need coffee as much as I thought I did. Coffee's quick-fix is good until the crash, so I found something else I could rely on instead in the morning.

A Realistic Answer to “How Do I Get My Boss to Like Me Even if I Don’t Like Him?”

The truth is, you're not going to always going to love your boss and your boss is not always going to get along with you. Luckily, your relationship with them doesn't need to make your work environment any less enjoyable. Here's a realistic way to impress your boss if this is the case.

6 Pretty Clear Signs You’re Being Taken Advantage of at Work

One hard truth about being successful is this: You have to go above and beyond. However, I’m also aware that a hard work ethic puts you in a difficult position—becoming a doormat. Here's how to figure out if you're being taken advantage of at work (and what to do about it).

7 Basic Questions You Should Be Able to Answer About Your Partner’s Job

You and your partner are on the same page. But are you sure you’re really covering everything? The 2018 Fidelity Investments Couples & Money survey found that not all couples are aligned on finances and careers. Here are several questions you should be able to answer. And what to do if you can't.

New Rule: You Have to Start Adding “Yet” to Every Sentence That Starts With “I Can’t”

Think of the last time you asserted that you just weren’t good at something. Got it? Alright, now take that sentence and add the word “yet” to the end of it. It's going to make all the difference between feeling sorry for yourself and accomplishing your goals.

4 Excuses You’re Using for Not Taking Your Vacation Days—Destroyed

Here’s a non-negotiable fact: We humans need rest from everything we do, including work. And while I strongly believe in taking short breaks during the workday, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about actually using your vacation days.

3 Ways Co-workers Can Band Together After Losing Their Jobs, Inspired by 3 True Stories

Sometimes the worst happens and your company has layoffs or shuts down. There’s not a quick fix, but co-workers can band together. Leaning on those who are going through the same experience—and letting them lean on you—can help make the process less overwhelming and certainly less lonely.

Listening to a Story Could Turn a Bad Day Around—Here Are 3 Ways to Do it Right

“When you’re feeling down,” Kara Cutruzzula wrote on the TED website, listening to someone else’s story “can help to get out of your own head.” Maybe all we need on a bad day is to stop thinking about our bad day and discover a story about a loved one or even a stranger. Here's how to start.

Everything I Learned From Surviving My Co-worker’s Public Scandal

No matter what your job is, when a co-worker is involved in a scandal, it can become a rain cloud that pours down on the entire business and everyone associated with it. It’s not fair, but that’s reality. And I know from experience that it’s imperative to gird yourself and guard those you care about.